Inside His Head: Why does he tell his mother this stuff?


Dear Guys, My husband tells his mother things I really would prefer she NOT know about me. His mother is very handy and I’m not, so he might tell her I forgot to put primer on the wall before I painted it or that I accidentally left out the sugar when I made a cake. [...]

Radio chat: Mamas on Magic 107.9 Thursday mornings


We don’t know any parents who haven’t worried, at least a little bit, about what they might or might not be doing that will screw up their kid for life. Don’t we all cringe at the thought that one day, our “babies” will grow up and sit on a therapist’s couch, listing off all the [...]

On Your Mind: Helping a preschooler through divorce fall-out


Dear Tom, My husband and I divorced about 6 months ago, and I’m noticing lately how clingy our 4-year-old son is to any man in our circle of friends (church friends, neighbors, etc.) His dad moved to a different town so he only sees him every other weekend. How can I help him fill the [...]

Tweens & Teens: Uncomfortable conversations


“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”  ~ Brian Tracy Welcome to the September edition of Tweens & Teens. Recently, the following question was posed to me, so I’m using this month’s article to address it. Here’s the [...]

Giveaway: Huge assortment of Smarties products!


By Shannon Magsam, #IamASmartie Note from the mamas: Congratulations to Ambre Brewster, winner of the Smarties assortment! We also want to congratulate Ambre on the recent birth of her third baby, Ethan! Peace out, mamas! My daughter had an impromptu baking party at our house last week with several of her besties. I couldn’t help [...]

Shopping benefit for Talbey Ahlum


One of the main goals of starting a website like nwaMotherlode was to draw on the enormous power and energy a group of fellow moms can have — especially when it comes to encouraging and helping one another. When one of us is going through an especially hard time, the rest of us can rally [...]

Devotion in Motion: The Country Preacher Dad Turns 50


5 ¶ Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.  Colossians 4:5  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Today, something wonderful is happening. It’s something I’ve looked forward to for the past 25 years.  I am turning 50-years-old today. My excitement about turning 50 started when my sister, Cathie, [...]

The Rockwood Files: You make me feel like dancin’


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 There are only two types of people – people who like to dance and people who would rather have their eyebrows removed with a rotary sander. Particularly for men, dancing or not dancing is almost a defining characteristic. “Hi. My name is Joe. I’m a Caucasian [...]

All Akimbo: Pretty little baby face


By Kim Blakely Wow. Oh, wow! Just wow. That’s all I could muster when I saw the screen during my very first ultrasound with this surprise baby last week. All points during my appointment had gone from the assumption that I was barely 6 weeks pregnant, based on the date of my last menstrual period, [...]

Getting Healthy for Good: Honey, doctors are our friends


By Laurie Marshall Here’s the deal… I talk a lot about food and exercise here. It’s not always about losing weight, but that’s the point. My goal for this blog is to share some information about Getting Healthy, and that subject covers a LOT of ground. But today, I’m going to touch on a subject [...]

Radio chat: Mamas on Magic 107.9 Thursday mornings


This week’s giveaway — two personal training Pilates session for you and a friend — sparked this week’s radio topic. In the giveaway, we asked readers to throw names in the hat by telling us what you LIKE about your body. Women are so used to rattling off a long list of what we don’t [...]

Audition alert: Young actors needed for Christmas Story at Rogers Little Theater


Remember Ralphie from the Christmas Story? The little boy who so desperately wanted that Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas? And remember the fishnet stocking leg lamp Ralphie’s father falls in love with? The movie is a holiday classic and soon it will come to life on the stage at Rogers Little Theater. Rogers Little [...]

Pet Parenting: X marks the (potty) spot


Dear Denise, My inside dog has been housebroken for several years, but has started urinating in several particular spots lately (like my daughter’s bedroom floor — I’m going to have to pull up the carpet!). Why would she start doing this and how can I get her to stop? Dear Mama: Anytime there is a [...]

Military Mama: Time heals all wounds … almost


By Jade Stone I absolutely love this time of year!  The weather is always so amazing, football is just beginning, and the onslaught of holidays begins with Halloween which means .. it’s chocolate season! The Indian summer is beginning and September rushes in, bringing with it all sorts of mixed emotions. Ushered in by 9/11, [...]

Tips for back door organization with Simple Spaces


School has been back in session for a few weeks now. That means the calendar is packed with meetings, practices, and deadlines and an overwhelming influx of homework, permission slips, and event reminders. Is it time to get organized? Locally owned Simple Spaces suggests having designated “School Zones” in order to curb the chaos and [...]